Focail Maith had Megalala and Lisahane Bog behind when runner-up here last month but will need to improve again under a penalty for his recent victory over a longer trip at this track. KING OF WINDSOR makes more appeal as he was beaten less than a length in a higher grade handicap at Lingfield in December and can make the most of today's drop in class. The Mongoose should also be thereabouts as he's been in better form of late and finished third at Wolverhampton last time, while Peponi finished just ahead of Menadati at this track a fortnight ago and is worth a try over today's longer trip.
Focail Maith 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 5f out, led over 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, readily, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Hurricane Hymnbook (9-4) by 1l, 7 ran.
King Of Windsor (IRE) 10-3 (8-11) Held up, headway approaching 1f out, soon pressed winner, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
First Battalion (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) In touch, weakened over 3f out, last of 16, well behind I'm Super Too (8-11) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Buxfizz (USA) 14-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, looked held when badly hampered over 2f out, not recover, 7th of 9, 6l behind Forceful Appeal (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Megalala (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Nibani (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Peponi 9-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Prince Of Burma (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Consider Yourself (USA) 8-1 (8-11) 7th of 8 Big Hunter (9-1) at Longchamp(FR) 1m stk gd in May.
Lisahane Bog 8-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, ridden over 3f out, hung right well over 1f out, not much room and switched left inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 5th of 9, 4l behind Nibani (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
The Mongoose 6-1 (8-11) Switched left start, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Archie Rice (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
Menadati (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 6th of 12, 5l behind Prince Of Burma (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Edgeworth (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Hood removed very late and slowly away, towards rear, some late moderate headway, never on terms, 8th of 14, 8l behind Market Puzzle (8-7) at Haydock 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.